A notable tune with lots of character.
Four Men and A Dog do a rollicking version of this tune on Barking Mad after the song Hidden Love. Excellent tune with a really sinuous B part.
Sheila Coyle’s reel
Anyone know who Sheila Coyle was, as named in the reel:
Who’s Sheila Coyle?
I’m researching this tune right now and came up with this bit from IRTRAD: "Fiddler Seamus Connolly (Lowell, Mass.) gives that the tune is entitled after a young fiddler from the Chicago area who played it for him. "
More from IRTRAD
The Chicago Irish Musicians Association recorded an LP in 1981, called "Chicago Irish Musicians". I am lucky to own a copy. Besides many well known musicians like Johnny McGreevy, Cuz Teahan, Michael Flatly ….. too many to mention them all …. there is young Sheila Coyle as well as her father Jimmy, originally from Belmullet, who plays the box.
I shall quote:
"Sheila is eleven years old and lives in River Grove, Illinois. At the age of eight she started taking Suzuki lessons (??; Gregor) from Mrs. Wurman in Oak Park, Illinois. Shortly after, she started taking lessons from Liz Carroll, who won the Senior All-Ireland Fiddle Championship in 1975. Sheila won first place under twelve in the Chicago Fleadh Cheoil in 1980 and 1981. Sheila has a love for Irish music from listening to her father since she was born."
Dumb Questions, But….
..Like I said this is like a DUMB question, but is this the same tune being played by Bobby Gardiner on this link..:
I would really really appreciate an anwer :-)
..Discard previous post.
Yeah, I’ve figured out it is…….
No it’s not.
CMO speak with straight tongue. None of the 3 reels in the clip are "Sheila Coyle’s".
Four men and a dog
Reeel starts at ~2:50